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Lead Financial Analyst (Accounting)

Resp & Qualifications


Provides financial support to the business, including but not limited to cost allocations, fixed asset accounting and analysis, variance analysis, invoice and procurement support, and project analysis. Interfaces regularly with project managers, procurement and business area directors.  Supports large and/or complex projects.


Develops and prepares information technology capital and operating budgets by developing assumptions; forecasting and consolidating requirements; planning expenditures. Meets operating expense and information technology budgets by scheduling and tracking expenditures; analyzing variances; developing and communicating financial policies and procedures.

Develops, coordinates, analyzes and verifies data and financial reports to produce the financial Plan for fixed assets and IT and Shared Service allocations. Creates and manages databases as needed. Develops specifications needed to calculate data and present results regarding information technology budget status.

Responds to manager, director, and executive inquiries, handles special requests, researches complex accounting issues. Communicate with corporate management on accounting/financial processes and regulatory requirements. Analyzes trends, calculates and verifies data. Prepare financial data for presentation to upper management.

Coordinates, reviews and analyzes the Division’s expenditures and Executive Summaries to ensure the Division’s compliance with CareFirst and FAR guidelines. Provides invoice review and procurement Support. Works with the Division and CareFirst Procurement, Sourcing, Accounting, and Operations personnel to ensure expenditures are budgeted and properly obtained and recorded. Audit support as needed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Education Details: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, related field or equivalent technical training

Experience: 8 years demonstrated progressively responsible work experience in accounting.

In Lieu of Education

In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong knowledge of CareFirst organization and financial systems and processes; FEP Government and Medicare contracting knowledge (FAR); in-depth knowledge of GAAP and STAT accounting rules.  CPA licensure and/or MBA.  Expertise in cost accounting allocations and methodologies; and working knowledge of  Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); and experience with Oracle Financial and Hyperion applications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Financial and Business Analysis skills.

Proficient with financial analysis software (i.e., Oracle E-Business Suite Financials, Microsoft Office).

Proficient with database entry and query software.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Additional Skills and Abilities

The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs. Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.

Licenses and Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)



Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply:

Closing Date

Please apply before: 5.20.21

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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